EAC Guidelines for the use of Lidar in Heritage Management

Working for the EAC Remote Sensing Working Group, PTS Consultancy have been tasked with creating Guidelines for the Use of Lidar in Heritage Management across Europe. The guidelines will be based on the template of the successful EAC Geophysical Survey Guidelines.

We propose to actively draw together the experience of colleagues across Europe and form a working group to make sure contributions are as relevant as possible to the whole sector.

We began work in spring 2022 with an online survey of heritage professionals across Europe and will kick-off the guidelines project with an introductory seminar in July.

To find out more please contact Rebecca.

New! Lidar Sensor Training

We are thrilled to announce that we have dates for our lidar courses in partnership with Level 5 Supplies.

In 2022 we will launch a range of specialist training courses, designed to support lidar sensor use and integration accelerate the tricky early stages of integration. The one and two day courses offer the ideal combination of theory and practice, ensuring you develop a sound working knowledge of LiDAR hardware and software. Learn how to get started with generating, recording and interpreting point clouds for robotics, surveying and autonomous systems.  It will be an exclusive opportunity to understand the fundamentals of digital 3D LiDAR technology with the Level Five Supplies team and expert course leader, Dr. Rebecca Bennett.

Introductory course – for Project Managers, Junior Technicians, non-technical analysts and consultants, decision-makers.

Integrators course – for Product engineers, Software engineers, Technicians, Developers, Technical Consultants and Researchers. 

To find out more and express your interest in attending visit the Level Five Supplies Website

Remembering Martin Isenburg…

Poznan, 2014

It is with great sadness that we heard of the death of LAStools developer Martin Isenburg in September 2021.

I have known and worked with Martin for many years, using LAStools as the foundation of our Advanced Lidar Course and being fortunate enough to teach alongside him in Poznan at the LITA workshops in 2013 and 2014.

At the Aerial Archaeology Research Group conference on the 17th September I was privileged to be asked to share a few words in memory of Martin and his contribution to the use of lidar in archaeology. I have posted these here to capture a small part of his legacy and my gratitude.


A note from the pandemic…

All of our in-person training courses for historic environment professionals are currently suspended due to the global pandemic.

We are working hard to adapt some elements of our training model online, but as we all know remote training isn’t quite the same! We do not expect to be running courses in person until Spring/ Summer 2022. Please bear with us and drop us a line if you have any queries, need advice regarding remote sensing or would like to be added to our contact list for future courses.

All the best, and remember in the words of Sandi Toksvig, “we will get past this


All about me…

Rebecca Bennett PhD

I am an archaeologist specialising in aerial and ground-based landscape studies and GIS. Specifically I am interested in the application of airborne remote sensing prospection techniques; airborne laser scanning (lidar), multi and hyper-spectral imaging for archaeological prospection. You can follow the links to find out more about my research interests and publications.

I have lots of experience in managing heritage data, especially geospatial data, having worked for a range of organisations across the commercial, academic and local government sectors. Currently I put this all to good work running PTS Consultancy, where our main aim is to provide excellent practical training for heritage professionals and support community heritage projects to engage with lidar and landscapes.

When not at my desk you’ll most likely find me outdoors – running, cycling or swimming – and I’m always on the look out for my next adventure big or small!

If you have any questions or just want to say hello, why not drop me a line using the form below?

I look forward to hearing from you!


I am typically at my desk weekdays during school hours (9am- 2.30pm GMT / BST

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